A Peek along Peek-a-Boo|
Bryce Canyon National Park
Peek-a-Boo Loop does double-duty: it's a horse trail as well as a hiking trail. One gains access to it by descending from Sunset or Sunrise Points and/or Bryce Point, which is a few miles from the previous two points.
It takes the name peek-a-boo because viewpoints are forever opening up and closing. Sometimes one sees hoodoos by the thousands and other times strange and fascinating landscapes. The following photo is the latter type: a view of Bryce Point in the distance. Bryce Point itself is the whitish cliff in the upper center; it rises from the view as if it were a castle from other ages. At this particular place, it would be about 800 or 900 feet of ascent to reach the top, the destination of the day.
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The view was pretty enough to call for a sit, rest, and admire, and if one is to rest along the bottom, a visitor is guaranteed: chipmunk!
Photography note: The photo was taken with a Pentax LX and a 15mm F3.5A lens.
Brycian trees | chipmunk | Golden mantled ground squirrel
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